Technology

At Cornerstone we have been using the program Easyworship for a couple of years now. We use it to project everything for our services: song lyrics, pictures, powerpoint files, Bible verses, videos, and dvd’s. I highly recommend Easyworship because it is extremely easy to operate. Even if you are not familiar with the program, you can learn how to operate

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Technology

Almost every week, I receive an announcement about a new service or software offering for churches. It’s exciting, because we now have so many resources to choose from. As churches, we now have the ability to provide tools for our congregations that take full advantage of the internet. Companies are providing online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions that help churches track, train, and communicate with their attenders. I

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Technology

For the last few days, I have been trying out a new worship software package called Worship Media Creator. It creates video announcements, video countdowns, and custom backgrounds for worship. It also can function as worship presentation software in a pinch. The software is from the guys at SermonGear.com, and it can save you time if you are creating videos

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Technology

Video has been an integral part of our church services for the last six years. We  project song lyrics, testimonies, photos, video clips, and even occasionally live video. We started using Easyworship running on a used PC we bought for $300 five years ago. We finally are upgrading our computer and software to allow us to do even more with

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Faith

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Where to Find It

I’m starting a new series here on the blog to help people find resources. If you’re in a small or medium size church with a small budget, then this series is especially for you. I want to share the sources and companies that have been helpful to us in starting our church. I will focus this series on computer and

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Technology

I’ve been keeping a close eye on the different worship presentation software solutions out there. Proclaim Online is getting ready to launch and it definitely looks interesting. To add to the excitement of the release of Proclaim, they are giving away $25,000 in worship resources at their site http://proclaimonline.com. They have some good prize giveaways, and the promotional video is

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Technology

Competition is good in the software business.  It forces companies to continually innovate and improve their software.   If they wait too long, somebody will swoop in with more features and try to lure their customers away.   I feel like that is what is happening right now in the worship presentation industry.  I have been a huge fan of Easyworship 2007

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FaithLife

It was a busy weekend, but worth it as usual. I just wanted to share some of my experiences from the weekend. Saturday night church meeting – we try to get together once a month just to share updates and pray. We also spent some time thinking of some things that need to be done at church. It was exciting

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Technology

I just realized that I have never posted about my switch to a mac computer. Switching was a big deal for me because I have been such a huge PC guy for years (see my post from a couple of years ago about all the PC’s I have owned) In my engineering job, I did a ton of IT work

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FaithTechnology

I have been planning on posting some information about good sources for church graphics, but Kent Shaffer over at the Church Relevance blog beat me to it. Check out this great post which includes a listing of free church graphic resources. He lists companies that do still image backgrounds as well as video backgrounds. There are also some sermon illustration

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FaithTechnology

Here is an example of how you can create a sermon intro video quickly and easily. For Easter, I did a special sermon about responding to God. While I explained various events leading up to the cross, I wanted to establish a mental timeline of when the events occurred. I came up with the idea of using the style of

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